Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month we are all creating projects with a birthday theme and I’m featuring the Garden Birdhouses stamp set for my project.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card

My card design was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #365.

And my card works for The Paper Players PP544.

I started by adhering two panels from the Hand-Penned DSP to panels of Basic White card stock and then to each other with Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the layered panel to the front of a Pale Papaya card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut another panel of Hand-Penned DSP with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and then adhered it to a panel of Basic White card stock with Stampin’ Seal.  I cut the layered panel in half and adhered the two pieces to the card front  with Stampin’ Seal with about a 3/4″ gap between them.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card

I stamped the tree, birdhouse and bird images from the Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a panel of Basic White card stock and then colored them with Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I cut the image out with one of the dies from the Encircled In Beauty Dies and then adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Pale Papaya ink on a panel of Basic White card stock and then cut around it with one of the Hippo & Friends Dies.  I adhered the die cut with Stampin’ Seal to the card front and then added three Pale Papaya gems from the Genial Gems pack to finish the card front.

Stampin' Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card

I stamped the sentiment, birdhouse and tree images from the Garden Birdhouses in Pale Papaya and Tuxedo Black Memento inks and then colored the images with Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers to finish the inside of the card.

You can see a list of supplies used to create this card, including the card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this blog post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie Babarczy’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Akiko Sudano created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Leslie Larkin
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Jillian Good
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Mary Deatherage
  10. Akiko Sudano
  11. Amy Koenders – you are here

I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of products used to create this card.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Pale Papaya – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White – Encircled In Beauty die cut, Hippo & Friends die cut, 3-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ panel, 1-3/4″ x 3-7/8″ panel, two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels (one inside card)
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel, Stitched Rectangle die cut

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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Such a pretty and elegant card, Amy! I like the die used to cut out the sentiment. Thanks for hosting the Blog Hop today.

  2. Beautiful, Amy! The papers you used are a delightful blending of patterns and colors, and the bird and birdhouse are perfect signs of summer. I am so happy you shared in my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Love the sweet birdhouse and your coordination of those pretty papers. Love that die cut too! TFS

  4. Such a great card, Amy! I love all the layers and the sweet stamps! Thanks for playing along with us for our Summer themed challenge at The Paper Players! Take care!

  5. I love the different yellows you used for your card. Yellow definitely says summer and the birdhouse is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your summer card with Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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